What is genuine Guru Devotion? It often sounds like some Eastern trip, but according to the Buddhist teachings, in our spiritual journey, the teacher is essential for us to develop our inner qualities. Ven. Tsenla, a nun for more than 25 years has witnessed this relationship with many of the great lamas and disciples. We've asked her to clarify what this relationship is and isn't and to open our eyes to what this relationship can be. Topics: Guru Devotion, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Tsenla, Tse Chen Ling
Why is so much importance put on the "guru-disciple" relationship in Tibetan Buddhism? The interaction between student and teacher goes way beyond formal teachings and is deeper and more effective than anything we can learn in books or on the web. Teachers are a living demonstration of the dharma. They inspire us to think: "I can do it." They make the path something alive, possible and very, very real. But of course we need to become suitable disciples before we find a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Mahayana, Guru Devotion, Geshe Tashi Tsering
Introductory/Intermediate. Throughout our lives we rely on others who teach and guide us, from basic life skills to technical expertise. In our spiritual journey, the teacher is essential for us to develop our inner qualities. In this class we will investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path, the qualities to look for in the teacher and the qualities we need to develop as students We'll consider the challenges we face when thinking of entering into a "guru-disciple"... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi, Spiritual Teacher, Guru, Guru Devotion
Short and powerful practice related to Lama Tsongkhapa, a great Tibetan scholar, saint, and teacher of the 14th century, to help invoke the blessings and guidance of one's personal teachers and to develop the realizations of guru devotion and the path to enlightenment.Reciting the 5-line praise to Lama Tsongkhapa contained in this practice is also an excellent method to rid oneself of obstacles on the path and to cure "lung", a physical and/or mental disease due to imbalance of the... Topics: Buddhism, Thubten Norbu Ling, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mahayana, FPMT, Geshe Thubten Sherab, Lama...